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Mirza Khan

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameMirza•Khan
Used nameMirza•Khan
Original nameمرزا•خان
Born15 December 1924
Died26 January 2022 in Attock (PAK)
NOC Pakistan

Biography

Mirza Khan was a member of the Pakistan Army when he joined his country’s national athletic team in 1950. At the 1952 Summer Olympics, he was eliminated in round one of the 400 metres hurdles, as well as the 4x400 metres relay, the latter alongside Abdul Rehman, Muhammad Shafi and Aurang Zeb. He had much more success at the 1954 Asian Games, however, where he won a gold medal in the 400 metres hurdles. Several months later he competed at that year’s British Empire and Commonwealth Games and was eliminated in the semi-finals of the 440 yards hurdles. He continued to race for several years, but never again reached the podium in a major international competition, retiring in 1958. He later immigrated to Canada and eventually settled in Waterloo, Ontario.

Personal Bests: 400 – 50.2 (1951); 400H – 53.9 (1954).

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1952 Summer Olympics Athletics PAK Mirza Khan
400 metres Hurdles, Men (Olympic) 4 h5 r1/4
4 × 400 metres Relay, Men (Olympic) Pakistan 6 h2 r1/2

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